Like OMG, Entertainment Weekly made my 9-year old self happy when they reunited the cast of the classic teen movie ‘Clueless‘ for it’s annual “The Reunions Issue.” Cher, Dionne and the gang got back together at the fictional Bronson Alcott Class Reunion where the cast and director Amy Heckerling reminisced about shooting the cult favorite and talked about where their characters would be today.
In the “debate class” scene, Cher mispronounces the word Haitians, but Heckerling kept it in the movie.
“The first day we shot the scene in debate class. And Alicia said, the Hate-i-ans instead of Haitians, and everybody started to run up to her and tell her it was wrong. I had to stop them. It’s much funnier the way she said it. That was Cher.”
While all of us pre-teen girls coveted the movies clothes, and still do, star Alicia Silverstone unfortunately didn’t keep a lot of the fashions she wore.
“I thought the clothes were so wonderful, by the end I wanted all of them. I took a few things here and there. I didn’t do a very good job at saving any of them. I was stupid about that whole thing. I think I gave them all away.”
Talking to ‘Good Morning America”s Rachel Smith, Silverstone also admitted that she didn’t “understand” fashion at the time and suffered through 60 fittings a day. It wasn’t until she finally saw the movie that she got it. The movie was also known for it’s many catchphrases, and Donald Faison‘s character Murray had one of the most memorable lines in the movie when he tells Cher that her current boytoy Christian is gay.
“He’s a disco dancing, Oscar-Wilde reading, Streisand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy! Faison recounted,“Only reason why I remember that was because it took so long for me to learn it.”
Breckin Meyer, who played slacker Travis, said this his favorite line came from the late Brittany Murphy, “You’re a virgin who can’t drive.” Murphy died in 2009 from pneumonia and drug intoxication, and it was sad to see her not there among the group. The thing they remember about her the most, her infectious laugh. “She had a contagious laugh,” Stacey Dash said. “She was just angelic, always happy, always lovable.”
As for where their characters would be today, they offered up some interesting and probably correct answers.
Stacey Dash: “I think Dionne would probably be a big fashion editor in New York.”
Elisa Donovan (who played Amber): “Amber would be married to an extremely wealthy man driving him crazy.”
Alicia Silverstone: Cher would be “married to her brother!”
Justin Walker (who played Christian): “I think [Christian would] be an aging back up dancer for Lady Gaga.”
Breckin Meyer: “I like to think Travis and Tai would still be together and would create Instagram or something by accident.”
Twink Caplan (who played teacher Miss. Geist): “I think Miss Geist would be married to Mr. Hall, would’ve retired, and he teaches at a college and I write romantic novels. That are really dirty.”
The cast has aged pretty well, right? I’m convinced Stacey and Paul Rudd drink the blood of virgins. As we learned over the weekend, it might be the blood of Republicans for Ms. Dash.
Ugh. As IF.